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So my friend has finished putting together his space wolves army and I saw it for the first time last night. Since he will be the one I learn to play against I need some help with countering his list.
His list consisted of 2 10 man troops with his HQ, 3 dreadnoughts (1 venerable with assualt cannon, 1 with twinlinked heavy flamer and flamer and 1 with bolter and melta) and 3 drop pods.
His favorite tactic is to hold everything in reserve and drop pod 2 dreads right on top of troops.
In one case he dropped the dread with the flamers right in front of a FW team (cooked the entire team of 10 ) and the dread with the melta in front of a HH (and blasted the railgun off) and the venerable walked in and started blasting another FW team.
I wasn't playing (I won't have an army to field until after Christmas) and I didn't watch the end of the game, when I left he was close to killing off the commander, killed 1 FW team, had another on the run, 1 FW team was still untouched, 2 crisis suit were killed (out of 3), HH was without the railgun but still had SMS, vespids had killed half a squad and were chasing them and stealths were still waiting on the sidelines.
But I am in need ideas to counter the dreads. I was thinking of 2 Broadsides but he'll melta 1 and CC the other (with the flamer dread). I was thinking of 2 crisis teams (2 suits with TL fustion blasters but if I have them on the board he might leave them alone until the broadsides were killed and if I deep strike them they'll show up too late.
Any one have any ideas?
Make a single team out of your two Broadsides. 2 Broadsides with two Shield Drones on the Team Leader will force him to waste his shots as you can allocate killing shots from the Multimelta onto the Invulnerable save of the Shield drone. Also, keep them in cover so that he has to roll difficult terrain tests to reach you. I usually position Broadsides as high in a building as possible to keep them out of harm's way and also to give them as good a field of fire as possible.
As I haven't faced a Drop pod army yet, I am not in a position to offer you any further advice from experience.
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I haven't factored drones into my plans. Maybe I should try to screen him with gun drones and terrain.